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plowed. d.c. area typically gets 14.5 inches of snow each year. time for a first look at the forecast. cold start and only getting colder. >> actually saw stars this morning. cloud cover breaking up a bit. actually see the moon is out now. that bright spot to the right of the moon is jupiter. last several hours, cloud cover breaking up. a few clouds north of washington and fredericksburg south. still clouds over the mountains, where they are still recovering and power out in western maryland from allegheny, garrett county. dealing with power outages there. as we go forward throughout the day today, we'll have temperatures rather chilly. in fact, we'll be chillier than average for the next several days. right now, down to 34. manassas, prince william, charles county, to 40 degrees. mid 30s in montgomery county. a cold start, down to 34. chan dough wavalley, many
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locations in the 30s this morning. hour by hour throughout the day. 6:00 a.m. temp tufrs in the 30s, much of the region, a light breeze, but the winds will pick up a bit. gusts to 15, 20 miles an hour from time to time by noon, and partly cloudy, near 50, maybe much stronger gusts during the afternoon to 25 miles an hour. breezy, chilly day coming up. but we'll have welcome sunshine in and out. sunshine, 7:37. sunset, 6:06. friday morning traffic, first look with danella. >> taking the beltway, i'm checking for construction, cones up at some of the roads here. let's start at new hampshire avenue. two right lanes there. good news, the previous camera, i noticed they are starting to take up the cones. about to take up the house, in ten minutes or so, these may be up. in the meantime, stick to the left. outer loop, this time approaching 7, difficult to see
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on camera left lane blocked by road work there. in this area, stick to the right and you'll get by just fine. 395/i-95 overnight hov lanes shut down. and i'll be back in ten minutes. over to you. today, october jobs report comes out. four days before the election, the bureau of labor statistics announced earlier this week it will release numbers as scheduled. it considering delaying release, and the economy added 114,000 jobs, and unemployment rate fell from . % to 7.8%. president obama will be in ohio when the jobs report comes out. the president will spend most of the day in the buckeye state prosecute returning to the white house tonight. the president returned to the campaign trail yesterday, visiting wisconsin, colorado and nevada. and those are his first events since sandy struck.
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mitt romney will spend part of today in ohio. he will start the day in wisconsin. he'll deliver what aides call his closing argument. from there, he heads to ohio and rallies in columbus, and cincinnati. today, your last chance to vote early in maryland. polling centers open from 8:00 this morning until 9:00 tonight. early voting was supposed to end earlier this week. it was extended through earlier today since polling centers were closed monday and tuesday. vote early through tomorrow in the district. polling centers open until 9:00 p.m. today and tomorrow. good news for new yorkers in the dark after hurricane sandy. con edison, the utility company that serve much of manhattan says power should be fully restored by tomorrow. a quarter million businesses and homes are without power. many of them near manhattan, meals and bogs battled bottled
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will be distributed. >> yesterday, the mta reopened the system with limited service, stations jammed with people trying to board, leaving many no-to-call for more trains and buses. the subway not running through most of lower manhattan, because stations are still flooded. >> people in new york just trying to get around by car are not having much luck. simply getting gas is leading to lines. if you see monitors behind me, they stretch for blocks, even miles. in storm-ravaged new york and new jersey, people have waited for hours in the gas tanks. a lot of stations closed because of storm damage. a few stations backed up and even rationing gasoline in the two states and spacious starting to run out. >> this guy just cut me, i left a little space, i don't know if i'm going to make it.
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>> waiting 2 1/2 hours. >> because of sandy, five oil refineries shut down or forced to work in limited capacity. three of them up and running as normal. the new york city marathon will take place on sunday. the new york road runners announced they will be donating $1 million as part of the campaign to help victims of sandy. con on versy surrounding the race. some felt it was trivial or too much of a burden on police to hold the marathon. but new york road runners say running the race shows the city's resilience. >> if the decision made the decision to cancel this race, there would have been at least as great of con vo tro versy, because this has always been known as the greatest day in the life of the city. >> nearly 47,000 runners participated in last year's marathon, the organization says they are expected up to 20%
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fewer runners in this race because of sandy. people are still undecided about whether or not the road runners should continue with the race. a lot of people backing out. a lot of people from our area. >> the police department and mayor says this will not impact the police department and other agencies have to do with the rest of the city as a result the storm that's come through. at the same time, this thing generating $340 million a year for the city, doing that race, is it would be hard not to let it happen i would imagine. >> a lot of people expect it to uplift the city's spirits. 4:36. thanks, but no thanks, new jersey shore power crews turned away help that came from another state. and claims of mismanagement by a board that operates two airports in our area. >> we dip to temperatures below average, but will it
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today, first responders from our area will head to parts of west virginia that were pounded with snow. six vehicles from the red cross are headed to the mountainous areas of west virginia, where people have seen three feet of snow. that has not only caused power outages, but also causing flooding concerns as snow is beginning melt. at a time millions are
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without power, some utility crews are being turned away. crews from alabama headed to help get power back on jersey shore. these are pictures of those crews, they can't do any work there since they are not union employees. added to frustration, the alabama crews got calls for their happy in seaside heights. they are now headed to new york to help with recovery efforts there. 4:41 on this friday morning. the weekend finally here. a live look outside and clouds and cold temperatures getting into it. >> and meteorologist tom kiran has the forecast. >> good morning. you need your winter coat. even colder than yesterday, down to around 40. much of the region down into the 30s. no sprinkles around. we had the storm, formerly known as sandsy, drifting north through eastern canada, still producing a few sprinkles in western pennsylvania and maybe
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up in the highland out in garrett county, a few snowflakes falling. a mostly clear sky over washington. the moon and jupiter together now, all of the areas in dark blue in the 30s. you see that covers a lot of virginia, a lot of maryland and into the mountains, right now, reagan national, a chilly 42. thankfully, a light breeze now. winds picking up as the day progresses hour by hours, winds increasing to around 20 to 25 miles an hour, later into the afternoon. partly cloudy, high of 55 to mid afternoon. overnight tonight, going into this friday, mostly clear, breeze will settle down it will be chilly. cold by midnight. down to around 40. seven-day outlook in ten minutes. a look at your friday morning commute with daniela. >> good morning. thank you, tom. traveling on the road, seeing road work, but should be in final stages. this particular work zone here. you will see the right lane
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blocked by construction, but should be over about 5:00 a.m. we're just minutes away. good news, 66 looking clear. live look as you make your way in traveling eastbound and westbound. no construction, very light volume outside the beltway. inside the beltway, same story. and we continue toward the beltway. are you incident free. back in ten minutes. back over to you. 4:42. still to come, mounting frustration in one new york city borough as people go days without essentials. >> lending a helping hand. how people are going above and beyond to get storm victims
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welcome back. 4:44. news 4 exclusive. we're hearing from the woman brutally attacked inside her northeast washington apartment. the 24-year-old victim was
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stabbed more than 25 times and left for dead in her rhode island avenue row home. she was working from home when someone knocked on her door. a man attempted to sexually assault her before trying to kill her. she screamed at the top of her lungs and fought back. >> this guy stabbing me, kicking my face in. and i was just fighting as best i could. i don't remember much following that. but i know it was just stabbing me everywhere. >> surveillance cameras caught clear images of the man. if you know anyone about the case or recognize this man, call police right away. two more suspects tied to nine violent attacks in eastern market are under arrest. the two men are linked to several violent robberies over the last few months. one of the attacks in august
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left a young father, thomas maslin in a coma for six days and blind in one eye. three other suspects were arrested in august, due back in court next week. an officer facing attempted murder charges for allegedly shooting a handcuffed suspect in the back. johnny riley accused of shooting 26-year-old calvin kyle who he pulled over for riding a stolen motorcycle. after he was handcuffed and put in the back of the police car, kyle tried to run, that's when riley shot him. kyle is paralyzed from the waist down. riley will be in court today for a bond hearing. > 4:46. the man police believed threw pipe bombs into three homes is in a montana jail cell. laurence alan stewart was arrested on tuesday. police believe he was targeting his ex-girlfriend and two law enforcement officer who's arrested him in the past.
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>> we have taken this very personal. this is a detective and deputy who were targeted, they and their families, as a result of just doing their jobs. and in addition to that, this was an attack on an innocent victim of nedomestic violence. we've taken this very personal. >> no one was hurt on tuesday's bombing. police in montana tried to pull stewart over for speeding. he threw several bombs at the officers during a high-speed chase before they were able to disable his car. he tried to flee on foot but officers caught him. big problems inside the group that runs two of our area airports. the department of transportation says the metropolitan washington airport officials are plagued with "broad mismanagement." employees are accused of exchanging lavish gifts for big
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contracts. the group is cracking down on these problems. metro is working on reducing bus driver fatigue as a study shows bus operators fell asleep at the wheel 69 times for the past two years. drive cams activate when the bus hits something or makes a sudden stop. the study shows half of the drivers caught sleeping are work two shifts in one day. driver who's fall asleep on the job are required to undergo medical tests before they return to work. add some time to your metro ride this weekend. some stations will be closed. starting tonight at 10:00, rosalind and cemetery road stations will be closed. buses will replace trains between foggy bottom and courthouse on the orange line. and foggy bottom and pentagon on the blue line. red line, single tracking between twin brook and fwrovner.
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everything back to normal monday morning. desperation on hard-hit staten island whose residents say they have been largely ignored, while wealthier parts of the city have received the attention. the death toll, 1 in the working mass community, more than half of the entire city. some have no homes to return to and flooding a major issue red cross response has been flslow d they question the city's priorities. >> they are talking about getting water out of the battery tunnel and preparing for a marathon. we're pulling bodies out. you see the disconnect here? >> nypd and fema are trying to help as many as people. janet napolitano will visit staten island today. health concerns on the rise as the wreckage of sandy piles
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up in the middle of streets. bridgepo bridgeport, connecticut, the basements of hundreds of homes flooded. now all of the soming wet belongings are lining the streets there. some residents say the musty garbage and seeage brought to the surface by flooding is simply making them sick. >> it's 4:50. live pictures of new york city outside a subway station, and while con edison says most of the power should be restored by tomorrow, there are still problems today. the commute should be slow. and some subway stations are open, it has been a very difficult commute for some, the mayor saying there needs to be more car pooling because the city still chantedle the traffic. eight or nine of the subway lines that run through new york city out. getting amtrak service so they are able to connect boston to the southern part of the east coast and the new jersey transit system getting a few trains back online. a lot of work to get through and hope there is that they will be
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back online by monday. >> city fighting hard. let's check the forecast. tom kiran, a chilly start to our day, tom. >> thankfully, dry weather since yesterday afternoon and evening to help our recovery, locally, clearing up trees and dealing with the aftermath of sandy here. there is the washington monument. mostly clear skies in washington. the past full moon there and to the right, the right is the planet jupiter. a few clouds elsewhere, floating from the north and west. chilly 42 at reagan national. got a bit of a breeze, 5 to 10 miles an hour. winds increase as the day progresses, and the last several hours, a few clouds south of washington and north, but not producing sprinkles like yesterday morning. in western maryland, yes, one snow shower in eastern garrett county. still recovering, many people out there still without power, frederick county, maryland, power out in a few locations.
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mid 30s in montgomery county. much of fairfax county near 40, as well as prince georges county. farther south and west, much of virginia and southern maryland, right up near the water, are in the mid up ander 30s. no freezing temperatures. for the morning commute, sunrise, 7:37. 6:00 a.m. partly cloudy and cold, to the 30s to 40 degrees. you will need your winter coat this morning. chilly, winds picking up, gusting to 20 to 25 miles an hour. temperatures around 50 degrees by the noon hour. storm team 4, four-day forecast, blustery on saturday. tomorrow morning, near freezing, and the afternoon highs in the low 50s. average high this time year is 63. and we'll have colder than average temperatures, all the way through the weekend, and much of next week. don't forget, turn your clocks back one hour on saturday night before you go to bed. sunday, temperatures with our sun rise an hour earlier, and sun sets an hour earlier, before
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that mid 50s and mostly sunny day, great weather for the skins game. monday, tuesday, partly cloudy for election day. good weather. and the possibility of some windy rain with a coastal storm on wednesday, we'll keep an eye on that highs in the 50s. and daniela, how is traffic? >> on the drive in, making the commute in the district. please use caution. i notice numerous trees down on side streets, be careful as you make your commute. road work as well in the area, traveling 50 outbound, just as you pass to 95, the construction a tad bit there aed. new hampshire, seeing right lane blocked by construction, should be wrapping soon. stick to the left. check out 95 between the baltimore beltway and the capital beltway. a live look at 100. southbound, getting by without issue, same thing as northbound.
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no accidents no, construction. back to up. 4:53. coming up, the event happening today to get unemployed military veterans back to work. >> after passing up dozens of presidential elections, what inspired a 99-year-old woman to vote for the first time?
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in the days following hurricane sandy, we heard a lot about the efforts of first responders, what about those responding in a different way? in point pleasant, new jersey, many emts and families have jumped into action, not just for first aid, but cooking days on end. they are making food not just for emts and firefighters, but for residents who lost their homes. many volunteers have been working since before the storm has hit. >> it gives us the energy and strength to carry on our jobs. >> our town is hurting many people need help. >> this is home. >> one couple working there has been there around the clock. didn't ein gven get a chance to how badly their home was damaged until yesterday. don't miss a special telethon. "hurricane sandy: coming together." you can see it on the networks of nbc universal, including right here on nbc 4, at 8:00. all of the proceeds go to the
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red cross. 4:57. one florida woman proving are you never too old to do anything, including vote. for the first time in her life, 99-year-old rosy lewis cast a ballot yesterday. she was just seven years old when the 19th amendment pass the, giving women the right to vote. lewis was in the 50s when jim crow laws abolished. she is a huge fan of president obama. veterans and their spouses looking for a job may get their break today. the u.s. chamber of commerce holding a hiring our heroes job fair. more than 70 employers will be at joint base anacostia-bolling. runs from 11:00 until 2:00 it has helped find jobs for more than 10,000 veterans and their families. >> great effort there, great service.
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let's hope veterans get jobs. news 4 continues right now at 5:00 a.m. stay with us. it is not safe there and nowhere else. >> i don't care about your house, i would rather care about your life. a long week for millions, tensions build as the northeast tried to return to normalcy while city leaders try to manage public safety. good morning. >> welcome to news 4 today for friday, november 2nd, 2012. sandy's impact is not over for millions of people. the storm blamed for at least 90 deaths across the east coast. much of new york and northern new jersey under water or in the dark. one power company restored power to nearly 1 million, but many still don't have power. and revised estimates much

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